Tuesday, March 18, 2008
PATRICIA WOOD's LOTTERY LONGLISTED FOR UK's ORANGE BROADBAND PRIZE FOR FICTION!
Sadly, I've no idea what that means, except "CONGRATULATIONS PAT!" and please come explain this Brit headline from THE GUARDIAN.
After decrying the morose topics of most women's fiction (I agree!) the article reads, "Among the miserabilism came uplifting novels such as Patricia Wood's Lottery, about a man with learning disabilities who wins the lottery..."
Miserablism! I have got to borrow that word! You DO own a copy of LOTTERY, don't you? Of for goodness sakes! Click HERE to order your copy.
Pat and I breakfasted (don't you hate made up verbs?) last spring. She's the one who looks like a prize winning author. On the right.